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AFC Beach Soccer Championship 2017
05 Mar 2017

Iran and Afghanistan poised for Group A clash

Both nations clinched victories on Sunday, with the former champions doing so in style.


Iran and Afghanistan warmed up for their intriguing encounter on Monday after each claiming impressive wins on day two of the AFC Beach Soccer Championship in Malaysia.

The sides meet in the final game of the day tomorrow in what promises to be an entertaining and decisive contest in terms of who progresses from Group A.

Former winners Iran opened their 2017 campaign in style as they hammered hosts Malaysia 14-0.

Fresh from their Persian Beach Soccer Cup success on home sand, the 2013 Asian champions proved a cut above their opponents, with Mohammadali Mokhtari and Farid Boulokbashi each bagging hat-tricks.

Earlier, Afghanistan moved outright top of the pool with a 7-2 win over a China side still without a point. Rohullah Rastagar saw his side down Malaysia on the opening day and, once again, Afghanistan showed their clinical side going forward.

Raof Qaderi and Sami Ullah Mohammadi proved the main sources of inspiration as they helped maintain Afghanistan’s strong start to proceedings in Kuala Terengganu.

Sunday results

14.30: Afghanistan 7-2 China

16.00: Malaysia 0-14 Iran

Monday fixtures

10.00: UAE v Iraq

11.30: Japan v Qatar

13.00: Oman v Thailand

14.30: Bahrain v Malaysia

16.00: Iran v Afghanistan

RESULTS & SCHEDULE
February 12, 2020 - February 16, 2020
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Group Stage - Group A
Team P W W+ L GF GA GD PTS
Tokyo verdy emblem 2020 TKV 3 2 0 1 13 11 2 6
Lokomotiv LOK 3 2 0 1 25 15 10 6
Levante1 LUD 3 1 0 2 19 16 3 3
2019 alanya belediyespor ABS 3 1 0 2 15 30 -15 3
Group Stage - Group B
Team P W W+ L GF GA GD PTS
Spartak logo copia web SPK 3 2 1 0 17 7 10 8
Braga SCB 3 2 0 1 18 13 5 6
Flamengo FLA 3 1 0 2 11 13 -2 3
Grasshopper club zurich GCZ 3 0 0 3 8 21 -13 0
Play-off for 7th Place
Grasshopper club zurich GCZ 4 - 8 ABS 2019 alanya belediyespor
Play-off for 5th Place
Levante1 LUD 7 - 2 GCZ Grasshopper club zurich
Flamengo FLA 6 - 5 ABS 2019 alanya belediyespor
Levante1 LUD 5 - 4 FLA Flamengo
Semi-finals
Tokyo verdy emblem 2020 TKV 2 - 7 SCB Braga
Spartak logo copia web SPK 3 - 1 LOK Lokomotiv
Play-off for 3rd place
Tokyo verdy emblem 2020 TKV 2 - 6 LOK Lokomotiv
Final
Braga SCB 8 - 3 SPK Spartak logo copia web
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